The buzz out of the Las Vegas summer league is the Miami Heat has interest in trading for Utah Jazz forward Carlos Boozer and signing Los Angeles Lakers free agent Lamar Odom. Multiple reports have the Heat trying to work a three-team trade, using the Memphis Grizzlies and their salary-cap room, to land Boozer. Heat president Pat Riley apparently is looking to add Boozer and Odom to keep guard Dwyane Wade, who has balked at signing a contract extension until the team adds some more star power. The Heat reportedly has offered Odom a five-year, $34 million contract. (Chicago Sun Times) Comment
Jay Cutler isn't the only player who has developed trust issues with first-year Broncos coach Josh McDaniels. A few other players have privately expressed concern, and the media has joined the chorus in feeling that McDaniels has a problem with honesty. (NFL.com) Comment
The prospects of ace Jake Peavy pitching for the Padres again this season improved considerably Thursday with the sight of him walking around without a restrictive boot, then even more when he was able to play catch from 60 feet on flat ground. Contrary to thoughts that the Padres might simply shut down Peavy for the rest of the season and preserve him for 2010, the pitcher sounded eager to get back to rehabbing the troublesome right ankle after yesterday's examination by medical personnel proved positive.(Seattle Times) Comment
David Beckham and Landon Donovan work to prove off-the-field issues have been resolved, embracing after a Galaxy goal. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
Charles Barkley starts betting on camera, insists he doesn't have a problem.
1994 -- Hulk Hogan beats Ric Flair to win WCW wrestling championship 1994 -- Brazil beats Italy in a shoot out, for its fourth soccer world cup 1976 -- The Summer Olympics begin in Montreal 1974 -- Bob Gibson becomes 2nd pitcher to strike-out 3,000 hitters 1941 -- NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak ends in Cleveland